The thrilling victory by Louisville over UCF Friday has to take a back seat to what Hamilton HS (Az) did against national powerhouse Bishop Gorman (Nv) on the same evening.
Have you seen a team come back from a 17-point deficit with 1:10 remaining to win in regulation?
Watch the video below and you will be able to say you have:
Hamilton HS (AZ) was down 24-7 to Bishop Gorman (NV) with 1-minute left in the game and came back to win 25-24! One of the wildest comebacks you’ll ever see
— Texas Football Life (@TXFBLife) September 18, 2021
Hamilton kicked a field goal with 1:10 left to cut the deficit to 24-10. All it needed was to recover a pair of onside kicks, score two touchdowns and convert a 2-point conversion from there.
And it did.
The Arizona Republic chronicles the miracle in the desert:
Nicco Marchiol threw a 2-yard scoring pass to tight end Michael Masunas with 30 seconds left to cut the score to 24-17.
Then, after Jacob Medina’s second straight on-side kick worked again and was recovered by Hamilton (3-0), Marchiol quickly led the Huskies 48 yards, ending it with a 22-yard strike to sophomore running back Nick Switzer with eight seconds to play cut it to 24-23.
No way Hamilton was going to go into overtime, not with the way Marchiol was going, not after how last year’s Open Division championship game ended in a 23-21 loss to Chandler with a missed chip-shot field goal try in the end, after Marchiol was magnificent down the stretch in that game.
After a timeout, Marchiol took the snap out of shot gun and rolled to his left and bulled his way into the end zone to give Hamilton a 25-24 lead.